Fun Folds and Champagne Foil

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The trending metallic color for this fall/winter is bound to be champagne, which I love!  That’s why I’m so excited about the new Champagne Foil Sheets offered in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  This metallic color is softer than gold, not as rustic as copper, and classier than silver.  I think we’ll be seeing a lot of it around Christmas, but nothings stopping me for Fall inspired projects as well.

This week at the Sisters In Stamping blog, we were challenged with fun folds or cuts projects.  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these since they take a bit more planning and measuring.  But this week I decided to try a fun fold technique that wouldn’t take much more than I put into a regular card.  When this card is closed, it looks almost normal!

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My Flirty Flamingo cardstock base was sized at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 2 1/8″ on each long end instead of at 4 1/4″ like I would for a center fold.  This fold is called a gate fold because it opens and closes like a gate.  I then took what would have been a regular card front, layered stamped Whisper White cardstock on a Champagne Foil Sheet and cut them down the middle so that I could adhere each side to my gate folded cardbase.

With the card front closed, I aligned my Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies layer pieces in the center of my card.  Then using dimensionals and foam adhesive strips, I adhered the champagne frame to the left panel and the leaf image to the right panel.

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When the card is closed the center piece is inserted to the frame, holding the card closed.  I love the crispness of this layout, but the wow-factor with the fun fold.  If you would like to try this project for yourself, you may need some of the following products.  Just click the link to start your order through my online store.


Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 143726
Price: $27.00

Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies
Item: 143751
Price: $33.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Item: 145372
Price: $30.00

Foam Adhesive Strips
Item: 141825
Price: $8.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Champagne Foil Sheets
Item: 144748
Price: $4.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Item: 138309
Price: $7.00

Here is a final look at this weeks project.   The color combination is so beautiful – Flirty Flamingo, Early Espresso, Champagne Foil, and Whisper White.  I’ll definately be using these again!

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Thanks so much for stopping in today.  Please also visit the Sisters In Stamping blog for other fun fold ideas!

Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Happy UN-birthday!

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National Mad Hatter Day October 6

According to the National Day Calendar, “October 6 is a day set aside each year to bring out your silly side while celebrating National Mad Hatter Day.  The fictional character, The Hatter (also known as The Mad Hatter) from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is typically acting silly, and that is how the creators of this day decided on their theme of silliness for National Mad Hatter Day. “
This day inspired the Sisters In Stamping to create silly cards for today’s post.  I turned to the silliest people I know (my family) for some creative help.  With some of their ideas and a bit of Pinterest inspiration, I ended up with this cute little card.
un-Birthday silly cards / Cheshire Cat punch art / Fox Builder Punch / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com
Don’t be mistaken, this is an UN-Birthday card and can be used for any day.  But don’t forget the tea and cake!
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My Cheshire cat was created using the Fox Builder Punch, and inspired by fellow crafter Jo Stubbings.  This cute fella needed an expressive face, so I stuck on a couple of mini googly eyes to go along with his huge grin.  I raised him and his balloons on my cardfront with some Stampin Dimensionals.
Here is a listing of products I used if you want to try this project yourself.  Just click a thumbnail to go to my online store and start your order.

Fox Builder Punch
Item: 141470
Price: $18.00

Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
Item: 143700
Price: $20.00

Lovely Words Thinlits Dies
Item: 143733
Price: $27.00

Balloon Bouquet Punch
Item: 140609
Price: $18.00

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 141549
Price: $27.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Clear Faceted Gems
Item: 144142
Price: $5.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Item: 144220
Price: $5.00

Black Mini Sequin Trim
Item: 144259
Price: $6.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Item: 138309
Price: $7.00

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog for more silly ideas.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Thinking of Fall

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As the temperature gets cooler  and the leaves begin to turn colors, my heart sings.  I always thought that I enjoyed each of the four seasons equally, but as I get older and learn more about myself, I find that I’m truly happiest in the fall.  I don’t know if its due to the weather, all the extra family time we plan together, the great food, or all of it put together.  But I do know that I absolutely love the fall!

This week the Sisters In Stamping challenged the designers to design cards featuring their favorite stamp sets from the Holiday catalog.  In a previous post I showed off the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set that coordinates with the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies.  This set (purchased with the bundle) is truly a favorite, but I wanted to show off an alternative use than just gift tags.  This stamp set offers so many options for fall and winter themed projects!

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The fall weather brings harvest and hunting, both activities my family participates in to sustain us over the next year.  The card I created today has my boys in mind as they prepare for an upcoming hunt.

My forest was done using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on green cardstock and the brown ink brayered onto the raised trees.  When you try this technique, be sure to lightly brayer your ink, otherwise the open spaces between the trees will get a bit of ink as well!  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

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I used the backside of the reindeer tag as a single sided stamp of a deer looking though the forest.  When inking the image, I was careful not to include the bow around his neck, then I used Blender Pens to color him with various browns to achieve a perfectly shaded image.  I did use the framelits to cut him out most of the way, but I still used my paper snips to cut around his antlers and trim off where the tag and bow would have gone.  Then I applied him to the face of my card using Stampin Dimensionals.

Interested in recreating this card yourself?  Order the supplies you need from my online store by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Bundle
Item: 146076
Price: $52.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Bundle
Item: 146077
Price: $45.00

Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144945
Price: $29.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144948
Price: $21.00

Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies
Item: 144685
Price: $29.00

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 143726
Price: $27.00

Spounge Brayers
Item: 141714
Price: $8.00

Paper Snips
Item: 103579
Price: $10.00

Blender Pens
Item: 102845
Price: $5.00

Thank you for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what favorite holiday catalog items the designers selected for their inspired creations!

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Sweet Halloween Treat

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Sweet treats are one of the best things about Halloween, and packaging them for someone special makes them even sweeter!  The Seasonal Chums bundle – stamp set and framelits – is an ideal way of making fun little tags for any gift, and this Halloween treat is no exception.

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This little box is super easy to make and fit my treat perfectly.  They also fit small chocolates nicely too!  The dimensions are as follows:

box diagram

Box Base:

  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Cut at 9″ x 6 1/2″
  • Score at 1″ and 2 1/2″ on all 4 sides
  • Cut scorelines to create box sides and tabs (follow diagram)
  • Fold sides inwards, adhere for stability
  • Insert treat

Sleeve:

  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Cut at 6 5/8″ x 4 1/16″
  • Score along the long side at 1/2″, 2″, 3 9/16″, and 5 1/16″
  • Use framelits to cut out opening in lid
  • Stamp and decorate as desired
  • Apply adhesive to 1/2″ scored section and attach to opposite end.
  • Slide sleeve over Box Base

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I filled my treat box with these Pumpkin Spice Rolls by Little Debbie.  Yum!  Don’t tell, but I’ve totally been cheating on my diet every night, sneaking one just before bed (after the kids are already dreaming, of course).

You know the pumpkin craze when fall is approaching – and there is a big debate as to when it is okay to crave pumpkin EVERYTHING.  I’m not on either side, but I will tell you I wouldn’t mind if these things were available year round!

If you’d like to try this project, or want a super easy way to make some fun seasonal gift tags, click the thumbnails below to start your order for the products you want through my online store.


Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Bundle
Item: 146076
Price: $52.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Bundle
Item: 146077
Price: $45.00

Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144945
Price: $29.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144948
Price: $21.00

Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies
Item: 144685
Price: $29.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Item: 145372
Price: $30.00

Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 121045
Price: $8.00

Simply Scored
Item: 122334
Price: $30.00

Black Mini Sequin Trim
Item: 144259
Price: $6.00

Silver 1/8″ Ribbon
Item: 132137
Price: $5.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive
Item: 138995
Price: $7.00

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Item: 140931
Price: $7.00

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100730
Price: $9.00
Here is a final look at today’s project.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what other Halloween and fall inspired treats our designers created!

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Thank you for joining me today. Have a great weekend, and stay safe!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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